Florence Expert: Elena

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Florence Expert: Elena

Florence Expert: Elena

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Elena is one of Viator's private licensed tour guides in Florence. This is the city where she was born and raised, and she loves organizing tours catered to personal interests like art, history, food, wine and anything else. Learn more about Private Tours with Elena.

Mar202012

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Taste of Florence

Florence

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I have always food as a fundamental part of my trips. I am not a food addicted but I usually consider it as a part of the culture of a country, which tells us a lot about its territory, geography, economy, traditions and from there history and funny stories.
Besides museums, paintings, buildings and churches (and I am a guide of Florence so usually hungry of these) I like to dedicate part of my trips abroad to restaurants and food.
That's why while offering my tours in Florence I usually like to recommend restaurants and nice places where to eat. And most of all I like to offer a tour based on food and let my clients appreciate Tuscan gastronomy and typical products.

Mar192012

Travel Recommendation

Bridge of Santa Trinita

Florence

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From the wonderful terrace offered by the Ponte Vecchio, looking downstream you can admire one of the most beautiful and elegant Italian bridges: the Bridge of Santa Trinita. Dedicated to the Holy Trinity, the bridge was built in 1252, patronized by the Frescobaldi family who needed a bridge connecting the right side of the river with the left side where they had their residences.

The bridge was swept away many times by floods of the Arno and always rebuilt. Its actual and last shape follows the project realized by Bartolomeo Ammannati in 1567. This is the oldest elliptical arch bridge in the world, and it seems that the Ammannati took suggestions from Michelangelo who projected the three modern parabolic arches, the so called catenary curves.

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